Floating a river in Montana may be one of the most memorable experiences you have on your vacation.
Offering everything from a leisurely shuttle-assisted float on a tube to half-day and full-day rafting trips, plus ziplining courses, Montana Whitewater has an adventure for you.
If watching the rolling mountains pass by as you lounge on an inflatable tube on the sparkling waters of the Madison River sounds like your speed, do it. Montana Whitewater staff will meet you at the Madison River put-in and provides all the gear, including inflatable coolers and lines to rope your group of family or friends together. After your float, they’ll shuttle one member of your party to retrieve your car.
If you’ve never rafted before or are looking for a family-friendly raft trip, choose the Yellowstone River trip where the put-in is in Gardiner, Mont., in Yellowstone.
Adrenaline seekers will find their hearts pumping through the infamous Mad Mile of continuous class IV rapids along the Gallatin River in between Big Sky, Mont., and Bozeman. It was on the Gallatin River and the upper Yellowstone River that the 1992 movie A River Runs Through It was filmed. Robert Redford directed and narrated the film based on Norman Maclean’s novel by the same name.
And if you want a full-day wilderness experience down the remote Bear Trap Canyon, opt for the Madison River trip where only one other company has a permit to run the stretch.
To round out a day, you can even do the popular Zip and Dip packages, enabling you to spend half your day rafting and the other half flying through the Montana sky via zipline. Plus, you save money by going with the package. Otherwise, stay high and dry and ride a zipline over a river or above a historic Montana ranch.
Private trip options for rafting, tubing and ziplining are available.
For more information:
Montana Whitewater Rafting & Zipline Company
Gardiner and Big Sky, Montana locations.